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As I write this, I’m currently trying to adjust to wearing glasses for the first time, but it definitely hasn’t taken away my ear for great music. The music video for “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd really caught my attention; you gotta start with the style – totally how I dress (and have been made fun on for) – and the slow motion movement as the protagonist is driving, which I can relate to as a car guy ‘in the moment’ during a late night cruise alone.
What most hit me was the very end, where the song ended; it was quiet, he was on the side of the road and just chuckled. I’ve been there before and know in my heart exactly what he was thinking. A fantastic track – I would love to have a chat with Abel Makkonen Tesfaye some day, if I’m lucky.
~ Steven E. (Saskatchewan)
youtu.be/4NRXx6U8ABQOfficial music video for The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" - available everywhere now: theweeknd.co/blindinglightsYD ►Subscribe to The Weeknd on YouTube: h... ... See MoreSee Less
The Weather Station - project of Tamara Lindeman - marks her bold return with a new single/video, “Robber,” and an accompanying self-directed video. Though “Robber” features Lindeman’s unmistakeable delivery, the song illustrates a sophisticated turn in sound. A full minute passes before the entry of Lindeman’s voice - a jagged music builds, with stabbing strings, ample saxophone, and several layers of percussion, and the song undulates through five minutes of growing tension, seesawing between just two chords. For “Robber,” Lindeman pulled together the full 7 piece band and assigned different people to opposing teams; one team of order and straightness, the other of chaos and improvisation.
“I think in my life I’ve been pretty naive, always tried to see the good in everyone (still do), always tried to make do with what is and not think of what can’t be (still do),” says Lindeman. “But those attitudes are dangerous when applied at a societal level, especially at this moment in time. I think we’re all in denial a bit, about where we are, and what is happening, because it’s easier on some level, easier to try and make do with what’s missing than to see what’s missing. I think it’s hard to believe in the robber, hard to even see the robber; it’s easier to try and make love to or glamourize the robber. It hurts too much otherwise. To put it straight; there are real human people who are literally robbing us and all future generations of all of everything that matters, right now. But we literally can’t see that as a society, because for one thing because we’ve been taught not to value what is taken, and for another because we’ve been taught to glamourize and love the taker. We love to love the taker. We don’t know how to see the victim of the taking.”
m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OJ9SYLVaIUI#TheWeatherStation #Robber "Robber" by The Weather Station Listen to Robber: Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2qx7Ow0ojN6OPb64V5b5t5 Apple: Th... ... See MoreSee Less
this is fantastic!
2 weeks ago
#TBT Vancouver, BC singer-songwriter Leah Barley Music just released “Mountains,” the lead single from her upcoming new album.
“I really wanted to share a raw and personal side of myself, so I focused on songs that expressed that best while making sure there was enough variety to showcase who I am as a musician,” Leah shares.
In that spirit, "Mountains" is accompanied by a video made from color home movies of Barley's grandparents' B.C. honeymoon in 1942. A stunning must-watch. Check out this great throwback footage here today.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpcQgaUuCgMountains, written and produced by Leah Barley, from her upcoming album Bring Out Your Dead. Follow Leah Barley Instagram: www.instagram.com/leahbarl... ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you!! 😊
3 weeks ago
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I was excited to hear Geneviève Racette’s “No Water, No Flowers” after seeing her perform at FMO in 2019. This is the first bilingual release for the established Francophone singer, and it does not disappoint. I’m a sucker for lyrics and Racette’s songwriting skills excel in both official languages. This track is both sad and hopeful, a song about the circle of life. Racette’s ability to turn a phrase and the delicate tone of her voice blend perfectly in this one.
I recommend you check it out, but don’t take my word for it. Racette is also recommended by Dallas Green (City and Colour) who sang with her at Osheaga festival in 2019, the year she was Folk Music Canada’s Emerging Artist Award winner.
~ Louise T. (Ontario)
youtu.be/jCLPlCGRBA0We are proud to present the accomplishd Montreal artist, Geneviève Racette and her song "No Water, No Flowers". Music has been a part of her life from an ear... ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you ❤️
This is so beautiful! Great choice, thanks for sharing. 💕
4 weeks ago
A fun music break for your afternoon - enjoy some new music from Còig!
Asgeir J Asgeirsson
Það er alltaf jafn stórkostlegt þegar frábærir listamenn gera sína útgáfu af lögum/útsetningum sem maður hefur gert og sér í lagi daginn fyrir útgáfutónleika. Ég kynni frábæra listamenn frá Kanada, hljómsveitina Coig með sína útgáfu af Krummi krunkar úti, endilega tjékkið á þessu frábæra bandi. Það er aldrei að vita nema að þetta lag heyrist annað kvöld. ... See MoreSee Less
Sounds great! Way to go musicians!
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I love Canadian folk music. It's funny to think my roots take me back to being a college DJ with a death metal focus, so much so that I was the loud rock director of my station for a while. It was the dark vibe of "Birds with broken wings" that drew me to Ben Caplan. The song has an incantation vibe to it, and some would consider it pretty creepy.
While many of Ben's songs speak of love and loss, this one is different, as it was the first of his songs I fell in love with. I've seen him play live a few times in the States. He always puts on a great show and is really friendly.
~ John F. (Pennsylvania)
youtu.be/kfzy08FSdS4Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers will be on tour in Canada and the US from February 15 - April 8, 2017. Find Ben Caplan on the road: www.bencaplan.ca/tour Buy... ... See MoreSee Less
oh my I loveeeee Ben!
ICYMI - Marie-Pierre Arthur released an amazing new music video yesterday for her latest single, “Des Feux Pour Voir” (Fires To See). If you love Quebecois indie-rock, we’ve got you covered here today. Crank up the volume and enjoy.
youtu.be/KxGedDlE7cgNouvel album "Des feux pour voir" disponible ici : lnk.to/DesFeuxPourVoir Paroles : Marie-Pierre Arthur, Gaële Musique : François Lafontaine Maison d... ... See MoreSee Less
Did you see this amazing new music video from Terra Lightfoot for her latest single, “It’s Over Now” yet? “[This] first emerged as a slower, more sombre song — about letting go of a failed relationship, one that seemed viable but that ultimately just didn’t work out," says Lightfoot. "In-studio, it took on a new life as a straight-ahead rock song, and I can definitely take comfort in that. The drive of the band behind me puts me in a comfortable space to sing that intense chorus vocal."
“[Videographer] Mat [Dunlap] and I met up in Los Angeles in late February, right before the whole world shifted,” Lightfoot recalls. “I brought a fake fur coat I found at the Hamilton Value Village that I thought made me look a little like Cruella de Vil. We woke so early to shoot this footage near his home in Echo Park that I neglected to curl my hair. I remember thinking I was supposed to be serious for this video (the hardest thing for me — I tend to laugh or smile as soon as a lens is pointed at me) and somehow Mat captured a few crucial blue steel moments, plus some studio footage of me with a green guitar I stole from a friend's studio an hour before we shot the footage.”
m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=sAJ5ZJyPExUVideo directed/edited by Mat Dunlap. "It's Over Now" appears on Terra Lightfoot's full-length album Consider the Speed (out Oct 16, 2020 on Sonic Unyon Recor... ... See MoreSee Less
I cannot give this enough likes!!!
2 months ago
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David Francey is a genuinely lovely human being. He writes from the heart. He is a poet through song, and his songs inspire me.
~ Anne C. (Ontario)
youtu.be/nKrE2ziF28I"In Ashcroft BC, great long ore trains run along the Thompson River, thundering down full and rattling and banging back up empty. The sound made by those emp... ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for posting one of my favourite's, you can never get enough of David Francey <3